This post was authored by Stefanie K. Vaudreuil.

With all the possible leaves of absence that may be available to employees, ensuring consistent and accurate application of the applicable laws relating to leaves can be one of the more daunting tasks for employers. In a recent survey conducted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition

This Special Bulletin was authored by Gage C. Dungy and Lars T. Reed.

Since 2005, Assembly Bill 1825 has required private sector employers with 50 or more employees and all public employers provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisory employers within six months of assuming a supervisory position and again at least

InterviewCalifornia’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) revised an existing regulation and adopted a new regulation regarding employers’ use of employees’ and applicants’ criminal history in employment decisions, effective July 1, 2017.

Restrictions that are specific to the use of criminal records were moved from California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 11017 to

Scales.jpgIn February 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued an “FAQ for Employers” on transgender rights in the workplace.

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) bans discrimination on the basis of “sex, gender, gender identity, [and] gender expression.”  Gender expression is defined by law to mean a “person’s gender-related appearance

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It’s that time of year again to reflect on this year’s achievements and set goals for the new year.  With the beginning of 2014 upon us, we encourage personnel and human resources directors, managers and 

1.  Evaluate Your Agency’s Handling of Disability-Related Issues

Employee disability-related issues are among the most complicated and confusing that employers

AnotherGavel.jpgMany agencies have had the experience of being served with a complaint of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation filed by an employee with the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (“DFEH”). Filing such an administrative complaint is a prerequisite to suing in court for damages. There are deadlines associated with an employee’s ability to bring

Capitol.jpgThe way complaints for violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) are processed and enforced by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) is about to undergo a significant transformation.  Motivated by a desire to close a nearly $16 billion budget deficit by reducing duplication and maximizing efficiency within State government, Governor

Gavel2.jpgLawyers are sometimes faulted for being overly detailed and “picky.”  Maybe so, but sometimes attention to detail can be important!  A good example is the recent court of appeal decision entitled Hall v. Goodwill Industries of Southern California, decided this past March 16, 2011.  In that case, Hall was terminated from his job

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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Verizon Services Corporation, which employs more than 7,000 people, agreed to settle a class action lawsuit challenging the company’s handling of family medical leave requests under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  The DFEH’s lawsuit against Verizon alleges that the company had several policies and